November 11, 2008

Tivoli Audio ‘NetWorks’ Receives Consumer Electronics Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tivoli Audio NetWorks Global Audio System was selected as an Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Audio Components product category by the Consumer Electronics Association. Taking advantage of broadcasting over the Internet, NetWorks delivers crystal-clear reception of thousands of free radio stations, near or far, without the need for a computer. NetWorks allows listeners to tune in to Italian Opera from Milan, rock music from New York City, or Rugby from Australia, any specialty, niche radio station from any location in the world in its native language, and in real time. It also allows access to music stored on PCs from any room in the house through a wireless or Ethernet connection. NetWorks features Tivoli Audio-quality sound as a stand-alone unit, but can be expanded with a stereo speaker, CD player, or subwoofer. And the NetWorks audio system builds upon Tivoli Audio's reputation as a design leader, offering a choice of furniture-quality hardwood cabinets. The result is an elegantly simple, beautifully designed, yet technologically-advanced NetWorks that points to the future of home audio entertainment.

"It has been our goal to continually bring the most innovative audio devices to market with the quality and high performance that our customers have come to expect from Tivoli Audio," says Tivoli Audio Chairman and CEO Tom DeVesto. "The recognition awarded to NetWorks by the Consumer Elections Association is a distinct honor and privilege and reflects the goals of changing the way we listen to radio with limitless possibilities."

Accessing AM and FM stations via a Wi-Fi or Ethernet broadband connection, NetWorks easily searches for stations by country, genre, or a station's call letters. It is also one of the first audio products to be user-upgradeable, so your advanced audio system can keep pace with rapidly changing technology. NetWorks comes with five pre-sets, but through its exclusive Global Portal can add an unlimited number of Internet stations that are stored to a "Favorites" list. These would include many HD Multi-cast and DAB stations, previously only available from expensive HD or dedicated DAB receivers. NetWorks is available with or without a digital FM tuner with RDS (where available) to provide continual service when Internet service is unavailable.

NetWorks even has the ability to stream music files from a computer via an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection, and is compatible with most of today's popular music formats, including MP3, WMA, and Real Audio. Also included is a USB input to connect a compatible MP3 player or memory stick. Additional features include a virtual analog clock, dual independent alarms with sleep timer and snooze function, compact remote control, and easy-to-read four-line by 16 character back-lighted display. Other notable features include an adjustable Equalizer and SuperBuffertm, developed exclusively by Tivoli Audio to extend the standard buffer time and virtually eliminate Internet radio station dropouts.

The new Tivoli Audio NetWorks Global Audio System measures 5.51"W x 8.74"H x 5.12"D and comes in Walnut, Cherry, and Wenge furniture-grade wood finishes with gold-toned faceplates. The NetWorks Global Audio System may be ordered direct by calling toll-free at 1-877-297-9479 or visiting the company's Web site at The retail price starts at $600 for the basic NetWorks, the FM and DAB versions will cost slightly more.

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